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Jun 24, 2010

Singularity Summit 2010 in San Francisco to Explore Intelligence Augmentation

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This year, the Singularity Summit 2010 (SS10) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in San Francisco, California, in a 1100-seat ballroom on August 14–15.

Our speakers will include Ray Kurzweil, author of The Singularity is Near; James Randi, magician-skeptic and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation; Terry Sejnowski, computational neuroscientist; Irene Pepperberg, pioneering researcher in animal intelligence; David Hanson, creator of the world’s most realistic human-like robots; and many more. In all, the conference will include over twenty speakers, including many scientists presenting on their latest cutting-edge research in topics like intelligence enhancement and regenerative medicine.

A variety of discounts are available for those wanting to attend the conference for less. If you register by midnight PST on Thursday, July 1st, you can register for $485, which is $200 less than the cost of a ticket at the door ($685). Registration before August 1st is $585, and from August 1st until the conference the price is $685. The sooner you register, the more you save.

Additional discounts are available for students, $1,000+ SIAI donors, and attendees who refer others who pay full price (no student referrals). Students receive $100 off whatever the current price is, and attendees gain a $100 discount per non-student referral. These discounts are stackable, so a student who refers four non-students who pay full price before the end of June can attend for free. You can ask us more about discounts at [email protected] Your Singularity Summit ticket is a tax-deductible donation to SIAI, almost all of which goes to support our ongoing research and academic work.

If you’ve been to a Singularity Summit before, you’ll know that the attendees are among the smartest and most ambitious people you’ll ever meet. Scientists, engineers, writers, reporters, philosophers, tech policy specialists, and entrepreneurs all join to discuss the most important questions of our time.

The full list of speakers is here: http://www.singularitysummit.com/program
The logistics page is here: http://www.singularitysummit.com/logistics

We hope to see you in San Francisco this August for an exciting conference!
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